music has influenced my life greatly GREATLY, but my relationship with music has changed since i've had children. up until a few months ago, all koruna would let us sing was "i've got peace like a river". it's still the only one she lets us sing to her at night, but at least now during the day we can sing "deep in the heart of texas" or "she'll be comin' round the mountain" or "happy birthday" over and over to every stuffed animal in the house.
i dig the music that koruna reintroduces us to. i dig how many times a day i burst into song. i dig the sound of my voice mixed with hers. life with children is musical, no doubt, but i find it difficult to make room for the music i love - the music that i know nourishes and informs and alters me. as the noise in my daily life increases, i often choose to sit in silence when i get the chance instead of turning on some tunes. but i want that to change.
tonight, runa and i were running screaming laughing in the front yard when she said, "there's babies rainin' down on us! there's babies rainin' down on us!" i stopped running and asked her to repeat it again.
i had to take her and hug her and try to sing her one of my favorite formative songs - it's not an easy one to sing.
What I'm thinkin' is so delicate If I breathe, you know, I'm gonna lose it......
i was just a girl when i first loved that song. and the sound of it still makes my heart feel like it's gonna explode. i hope music does the same thing for koruna and marvel.